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Three injured as flash floods damage houses in Upper Dir

July 6, 2019
Three injured as flash floods damage houses in Upper Dir

Three people were injured as four houses collapsed and several vehicles were washed away in a flash flood in Upper Dir’s Kalakot on Saturday. Heavy rain triggered the flooding.

The injured have been shifted to a Peshawar hospital after receiving initial medical treatment in Upper Dir.

Several tourists have also been stranded in Kumrat after closure of the main Dir-Kumrat road due to a flash flood.

Related: Flash floods in Rajanpur wash away villages, destroy crops

The floodwater also damaged a portion of the Dir-Kumrat road as long queues of vehicles, carrying passengers and tourists were stranded on both sides of the road at Kalakot.

The road was cleared and opened for tourists after 19 hours.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has issued a warning of flash floods in several areas, including Upper Dir, during the monsoon season.

The flash flood also damaged standing crops and fruit orchards.

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